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There are no words that can describe the deliciousness of these cheesecakes.

Double Chocolate Brownie Irish Car Bomb Cheesecakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

I don’t mean to be so serious, and on a Friday too, but it’s true. Well I mean, there are of course words, but they will not do them justice, and seeing as it’s Friday and all, I am just plain out of words anyway.

Double Chocolate Brownie Irish Car Bomb Cheesecakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Really, I think the photos say it all. I mean, do you see all of those layers of chocolate?? Insane!

Double Chocolate Brownie Irish Car Bomb Cheesecakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

I have never personally had an Irish Car Bomb, but from what I have read it’s a shot of Whiskey and a shot of Bailey’s put into the bottom of a beer glass and filled with Guinness. Three liquors, one drink.

Wow! That seems rather intense. I surely could not handle it, BUT this dessert version? Gimme me them all. No really.

Double Chocolate Brownie Irish Car Bomb Cheesecakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Let’s just start by going through each layer. First, there is the Guinness brownies. Oh these brownies, incredible on their own, but even better in this cheesecake. And if you’re really looking to booze things up, you can take things up a notch and drizzle the baked brownies with Bailey’s and/or whiskey. Let the alcohol soak in while the brownies cool. I did this, but only a little, since I am not big on super strong alcohol flavors. But it definitely gave these brownies that extra St. Patrick’s Day kick!!

Second layer? The cheesecake…spiked with Baileys…of course. I love this layer. It’s sweet and chocolatey and so mousse-like. Plus, it’s no bake and comes together in seconds.

The third layer is the Baileys ganache. Now really, this is just like icing on the cake – a definite must.

Fourth and final layer. Well, whiskey whipped cream. Also, wow, all whipped cream should be spiked with a little whiskey. It’s just so fun and flavorsome.

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And those are your four layers. You can make these in tall beer glasses like I did, and do layers, or you can make them in smaller glasses or jars with no layers. I will not lie that making these in the beer glasses, while very fun, is also very tedious. It sort of takes a while stuffing everything down into the tall glasses.

BUT… I still think it was worth it, the glasses just give the cheesecakes a real “wow” factor. Planning a fun Friday night with friends – these cheesecakes will give you major host or hostess points.

Double Chocolate Brownie Irish Car Bomb Cheesecakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Now, I’d say more, but I feel like I’d just be plain annoying. It’s Friday and I don’t think anyone wants that, SO let’s just make these cheesecakes and have an awesome weekend!

Sounds good to me.

Oh but before I go, I just have to say – these double chocolate brownie Irish car bomb cheesecakes are beyond delicious. Don’t let anything stop you from making them. They are quick, easy and loaded with chocolate…and booze!! But please feel free to leave the alcohol out too. Either way these will be delicious!!

Double Chocolate Brownie Irish Car Bomb Cheesecakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Double Chocolate Irish Brownie Cheesecakes.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 606 kcal

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Ingredients

Guinness Brownies

Cheesecake

  • 1 ounce package cream cheese softened, 8
  • 3/4 cup can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounce
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Bailey's Irish liquor may leave this out if needed

Bailey's Ganache

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2-4 tablespoons Bailey's swap 2 teaspoons vanilla if preferred

Whiskey Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon powder sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons whiskey optional

Instructions

Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment and grease with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Place the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan and melt over low heat until melted and smooth. You can also do this in the microwave, stirring after 30 second intervals until melted. Stir in the beer, vanilla and coffee.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together eggs and sugars until thick, about 2 minutes. Add the chocolate mixture and whisk to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until all of the ingredients are just combined.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the edges are firm and the center is set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before crumbling. If desired, you can poke the brownies all over with a fork and then drizzle with bailey's and/or whiskey for an extra kick. You should only need to use 2/3 of the brownies for the cheesecakes, so feel free to snack!

Cheesecake

  • In a medium mixing bowl cream together the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, Bailey's and vanilla. Set aside.

Ganache

  • in a microwave safe bowl add the chocolate and heavy cream. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals, stirring between each until melted. Once melted stir in the Bailey's and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

Whipped Cream

  • Use and electric mixer to whip the cream until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and whiskey, whip until combined.

To Assemble

  • Grab 6-8 serving glasses. Crumble a few brownies and divide them among the bottom of the glasses. Top the brownie layer with a layer of cheesecake and then a thin layer of ganache. Repeat the layers until you have reached almost to the top of the glass. If your glasses are small (6-8 ounces) you really do not need to create layers. Just do a thick layer of brownie + cheesecake and you should be pretty close to the top of the jar. Top each glass with a thick layer of whipped cream. Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Drizzle with any remaining ganache just before serving.

Notes

*Brownies adapted from [Joy The Baker | http://joythebaker.com/2014/09/beer-brownies/].
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  1. 5 stars
    Amazing. So good! Not a strong alcohol taste though unfortunately (considering how much money you have to spend on alcohol haha). And the only other thing too is I used the 2tbsp of whiskey in the whipped cream and it all melted and never “whipped” back up again. But other than that, amazingly creative and sinfully delicious recipe and deserves no less than five stars! Even if mine didn’t turn out nearly as pretty as the pictures haha

  2. Hi! So excited to make this!! When you say “1 ounce package of cream cheese, 8” ……do you mean to only use 1 ounce of an 8 ounce package of cream cheese? Or do you mean we need to use one whole 8 ounce package of cream cheese?
    Same question for the condensed milk. We are to just use a 3/4 cup amount of that right? Or do you mean 3/4 of the 14oz can? Thank you so much!!

    1. Hey Kari,
      Sorry for the confusion, yes you want to use 1 whole-8oz package of cream cheese. You will want to use 3/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  3. For the Cheesecake ingredients, can anyone please clarify how much cream cheese is needed? Stated in the recipe is “1 ounce package cream cheese softened, 8”. Does this mean use an 8 ounce package of cream cheese, or just use 1 ounce from an 8 ounce package?

    1. Hey Denise,
      So sorry for the confusion, yes you want to use 1-8 ounce package of cream cheese. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  4. Hello, I would like to use coffee instead of beer and I just wanted to know what kind of coffee you recommended.

    1. HI! I recommend using fresh brewed black coffee. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

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  6. Wow! These were great! Served in tall glass to show the layers, great presentation! Everyone loved. Will make again.
    Great recipe!
    Thank you!!!

  7. Wow! I am stunned! These are increadibly good looking! I want to make them in the form of cake for my husband’s upcoming birthday! Could you please help me with that? I really hope there is a way… My worry is that the brownies are way too moist to hold their shape in a cake? Or shoud I use a different recipe? How about the cheesecake and the ganashe? Should I make a double batch? SOS…

    1. Hi Lilly!! So I would use my chocolate birthday cake recipe and then frost that with the cheesecake and ganache fillings. You can also totally try to use the brownies, but I can’t say for sure that will work. Oh or you can make the cake, frost it with the cheese cake and ganache AND then crumble brownie over top. Yum! Let me know if you have any other questions, happy to help!! Thanks so much! ☺️?

  8. I just realized that there is chopped chocolate on the cheese cake ingredients list but you don’t mention when to add it on the recipe. I’m guessing that chocolate should be cooled and beated in at the end?

  9. Hi Tieghan! Thank you for your previous answer in the Moscow Mules post, I found ginger ale as you sugested. I’m afraid I’ll be bothering you a couple of times more until New Year since I’m making all of my Christmas menus out from your blog ☺️ . Now, my question is, how long can this be made in advance? My main worry is the browny because I find it not quite the same when eaten the day after, but i think that soaking it in liquor might prevent it from drying? Give me your thoughts, please! ?

    1. I just realized that there is chopped chocolate on the cheese cake ingredients list but you don’t mention when to add it on the recipe. I’m guessing that chocolate should be cooled and beated in at the end?

    2. HEY! Thus will be great made in advance, the liquor helps keep everything fresh and moist. I would say making 2 days in advance is totally fine.
      Merry Christmas!

  10. Made this for my husband and I and it turned out amazing. He is a tuff man to please, but he even stuck into the kitchen and ate the left overs in the bowls. Real success and really love your recipe. 🙂

  11. Such great brownies!! Anytime I make a recipe from here my boyfriend gets happy and asks “Is it from THAT blog???” because he knows it will be a success!!

  12. Just made these and omg…they are incredible!!! The flavors work perfectly together and it’s an insanely delicious cup of deliciousness. Seriously, you out did yourself!

  13. Wow! These were amazing. Even my mom who doesn’t like alcohol liked these. (And that is very high praise)

  14. I’ve made Irish car bomb cupcakes plenty of times, but this trifle looks even better and easier! An elegant and appropriate dessert!

  15. Update — made this beauty! I wish I could attach pictures, but my result was as beautiful as yours! I did not expect to get so much desert — I made 2 tall glasses, 4 little once and still had brownie left-over. Maybe I should of made cheesecake layers smaller, but I would recommend x2 or even x3 cheesecake base. The result is outstanding, my hubby will be a happy Irish for a whole week 🙂

  16. Hello Tieghan, this and all of your recipes sound absolutely delicious. Your photos are out of this world fantastic. Thank you so very much for sharing all of your wonderful recipe, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next. I shall be anxiously awaiting your next email. Have a great week 🙂

  17. I really like this blog and I’ve enjoyed some of the recipes here but I can’t believe someone who is obviously bright and intelligent would include a reference to car bombs, lets be clear here, to actual terrorism.

    Other commenters are correct. We wouldn’t be happy with a drink called a holocaustini or a cous-cous dish called a Palestinian suicide vest. This ISN’T ok.

  18. Very pleased to see the name-change on this dessert. Having lived through the oddly-named “Troubles” albeit from a safe distance in the South, I agree that the inclusion of Irish Car Bomb in the title is completely inappropriate.
    I don’t often make desserts but this one I have to try – looks and sounds so delicious! Will start with just the brownie though (to go easy on my blood pressure!) and work my way up. Roll on the weekend.

    1. Thank you and I am very sorry for the Original name. I just thought that was what the drink was called. SORRY!

  19. Those brownies sound amazing all by themselves. You really took it over the top, and I love that. Cheers!

  20. Sorry to be negative but ‘Irish Car bomb’??! Seriously? After all the trouble that’s gone on in my country..that’s so insulting to us who remember the troubles and what happened after it.
    That’s like us calling a cocktail ‘The American Slave’ or ‘the 9/11’. These look awesome and all, brilliant photography, but I can’t stand by and let Americans call a cocktail after a haunting time in Ireland’s history…it’s just not cool 🙁

  21. Those layers of chocolate look incredible, these cheesecakes are absolute chocolate heaven!

  22. Oh..my…God. This looks so good. :O I would just have to skip out on the alcohol, though lol. But other than that it looks so delicious!

  23. Sorry to be a downer (these look delicious!) but you should be aware that the drink name ‘Irish car bomb’ is really offensive – thousands of people died during the Troubles, all too recently.
    Would you be okay with a drink called ‘the Twin Towers’?

  24. I am soo making this… I just need to stock up on liquor 🙂 My hubby will be a very happy man next weekend, thank you for these!!

  25. I’d say you did pretty well for not having an Irish Car Bomb!! I can’t say the same, they were pretty predominant in my college days!! These totally take me back!

  26. hands down my favorite post of the day. its amazing how creative some people are and this is just remarkable! i love the little baileys tipped upside down on top!!!!!

  27. I never get tired of your fabulous mind, creativity and photos! Not to mention that I’ve tried several of your great recipes to much success! I voted for you in Savuers Blogg of the year, I hope everybody does, you deserve it for the hard work you do to entertain us, feed our creative side and put some smiles on company who taste your recipes at my house.

  28. There aren’t even words to describe how gorgeous these are either! If the taste matches the beauty then these are out of the ballpark!

  29. Ya know, your pictures are so gorgeous you don’t even need words! But, describing the layers of delicious boozy decadence makes the reader just stop what they are doing and starting making this dessert NOW! Pinning…more than once!

  30. You’re really NOT supposed to title food things “Irish car bomb”these days. It’s really insensitive to people who died during The Troubles (unfortunately still ongoing at times).

    These look great, but I’d suggest renaming them.

    1. Amanda – She is NOT being insensitive. This is the legitimate name of a popular drink. She didn’t just make it up. Chill.

      1. I didn’t say she made it up, I said it’s insensitive to use the phrase this way. Which it is. Plenty of other ways to pay homage to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day without making light of murder (which the term does, no matter whether or not someone means to) and the deaths of often-innocent people.

  31. Ok, so I think I should stop reading your blog first thing in the morning – I’m dying for this! Those brownies are the first thing I’m making after Easter Tieghan! This whole dessert looks insane – in a good way! Pinned!

  32. OMG! WOW! Today is my husband and our daughters birthday and I am going to make this. I can not wait to get to the grocery store and then back home to get started. Thank you for the recipe.

  33. I knew there was going to be no words once I read the Title. I mean, my taste buds fell right off my tongue, which makes it hard to speak anyway.
    But then chocolate, cheesecake and Baileys?! I AM DYING.
    AND THESE PHOTOS!! Gimme your skills! Pinned!

  34. Your photos are always the best I get more excited as I scroll down the page because each photo is better than the last. Those tall glasses look so incredible…I would love for someone to put one of those in front of me on a Friday…any Friday. All those layers..

  35. You are right. There is no words! I will gladly take this chocolate mousse over a regular irish car bomb any day! All that chocolate.

  36. Holy Deliciousness!!! I can just imagine getting to the bottom of one of these and being so sad it’s gone that I have to eat an entire second one. They look amazing, Tieghan!